By Sam Rubenstein

Almost forgot. It’s time for Player of the D.A.Y. Been busy today and that includes lunch. What? Let’s move on. Don’t forget to make your picks in the Beowulf contest. Free stuff is better than no free stuff, my dad taught me that. It has been one week since the rat/mouse was spotted in my apartment. I put out some glue traps and have not seen anything I shouldn’t be seeing since. Therefore the problem is solved. This is the type of denial I like to live in sometimes.

Okay, NBA Player of the D.A.Y. goes to LaMarcus Aldridge, the forgotten #2 overall pick out of Texas, who is putting up 19 and 8 in the early going. Last night against the Pistons he had 22 and 10 in the win. The Blazers are one of the fun positive stories of the early season along with the Celtics, as opposed to the negative stories about Captain AWOL. Okay. It’s 4:30 and it’s dark outside. Thanksgiving is a week away.